HPS202 Industrialization of Sound

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HPS202Thursday October 13 2011Industrialization of SoundPhonograph first dev by Edison 1877 as dictation machinedoesnt see potential as mass product dev for business purposes1887 Bell takes over works to produce mass market playback machinepublic appeal demonstrated in exhibitions1887 Emile Berliner dev flat recording disk1900 dev of electroforming process to allow mass reproduction of recordsdecrease regional music but increase isolation of entertainmentie jazz1902 recording by Enrico Caruso sells 1 million copies1914 phonograph well est as first home electronic entertainment deviceThe Radio1880s James Clerk Maxwell and Heinrich Hertz perform experiments with producing and stabilizing electromagnetic waves1901 Guglielmo Marconi produces long distance wireless device made use of Morse telegraph key and Morse code designed for ship to shore communication not expected to be tool of mass comm require massive energy1913 research labs begin trying
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